[gtld-tech] Registrar Expiration Date I-D

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Wed Jan 27 17:54:16 UTC 2016


It’s how several ccTLDs work and there aren’t any issues with them … 



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On 27/01/2016, 17:49, "gtld-tech-bounces at icann.org on behalf of Greg Aaron" <gtld-tech-bounces at icann.org on behalf of greg at illumintel.com> wrote:

>Four problems with #4: 
>A) The current registrar and the current registrant are not the only parties
>with an interest in a domain's expiration date.  For example, other people
>may want that domain when it expires.  Gaining registrars like to see the
>expiration date when processing inbound transfers.  
>B) A domain's expiration date can be gotten via EPP <info> command.  No
>reason to show expiration date in a <info> command but not in WHOIS.
>C) Some registrants use WHOIS to understand their domains.
>D) The registry has to store the expiration date no matter what.  So no
>reason not to display it in WHOIS?
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>Subject: Re: [gtld-tech] Registrar Expiration Date I-D
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>Op 27 jan. 2016, om 17:22 heeft Greg Aaron <greg at illumintel.com> het
>volgende geschreven:
>> So I see three options:
>> 1. Registrar-based WHOIS will always be required, because of 
>> expiration date variances we've been discussing here, caused by 
>> auto-renewals and registrar payment policies.
>> 2. Registrar-based WHOIS goes away.  Registry WHOIS contains an 
>> Registry Expiration Date AND a Registrar Expiration Date field.  The 
>> registrar populates and manages the latter.
>> 3. Registrar-based WHOIS goes away.  The WHOIS only shows the registry 
>> expiration date, and registrars and registrants have to communicate 
>> with each other about expirations and payments etc.
>I see a 4th one, like Thomas Corte suggested:
>4. Registrar-based WHOIS goes away.  The WHOIS does not show any expiration
>date, and registrars and registrants have to communicate with each other
>about expirations and payments etc.
>No more discussions. I kind of like that ;-)
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